Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
Best overall hitter, I could make a strong case for Hatteberg.
Hatt's having a pretty good year, but don't forget that he's benefiting from essentially never facing left handers, though. And in any case, he's fine leading off as long as the Reds don't have any better options.
Here's Hat and Dunn VS right handers. I'm splitting them to show how they perform in similar situations, which, in Hatteberg's case, is essentially the only situation he plays in. He has only 31 PA against left handers.
Hat - .317/.411/.491/.902
Dunn - .284/.395/.648/1.043
Hat has been very good against righties. Dunn has been significantly better, though. Hat has 309 PA and Dunn 301 against righties this year.